One of the few Impulse releases that featured contemporary material from Ra – that is, stuff from the early 70's, when the series was coming out. The session was recorded at the El Saturn Studio in Chicago in 1972, and released by Impulse in 1973. The band includes Gilmore, Patrick, Marshall Allen, Danny Davis, and June Tyson – and the music is dark and moody, with a good space feel, and nice chanting vocals. Ra plays a bit of moog and synth, and the track list includes "Astro Black", "Discipline 99", "Hidden Spheres", and "Cosmo Fire". (Cover has a promo sticker, moderate wear, and some splitting on the top seam.) © 1996-2016, Dusty Groove, Inc.
We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-") the grading for the vinyl. If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws, these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.